The theme of resilience is one that is repeated throughout this Rosh Hashanah edition of Hamaor. In Rabbi Gershon Miller’s thoughtful op-ed, he speaks of the terrible consequences of a lack of resilience in today’s young people.
This edition of Hamaor should be reaching you sometime towards the end of March – chances are that Purim is already a distant memory and erev Pesach is creeping ever closer. But the work on the magazine you hold in your hands began many months ago, not long after the end of Succos, in fact.
The mere mention of even the first letter of the word Pesach strikes fear into the heart of Jewish women everywhere – nightmarish images of elusive pretzel crumbs loom large, and in many communities, the battle of the cleaning ladies begins.
It’s hard to believe this is the fourth edition of Hamaor that I have worked on since joining the Federation. As always, it’s been a pleasure to meet and interview the people featured in the magazine, who do so much for our kehilla.